Departamental II – DII. 244
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
c/ Tulipán, s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)

Phone: +34 91 488 8159
Fax:      +34 91 664 7490
E-mail: guillermo.banares at urjc.es

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0144-9048
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=a5wmu3gAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
Personal web: http://www.grupoecologiatropical.com

Short CV

2011 – Bs C Biology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

2014 – MSc Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Umeå Universitet, Sweden

2020 – PhD in Conservation of Natural Resources, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Research lines

My research aims to address the suitability of the hierarchical model of plant communities assembly to decipher whether species coexistence on an ecosystem is driven by evolutive (speciation and species migration processes) and/or ecological rules (abiotic factors, biotic and stochastic processes) and to which extent. Therefore I study the tropical montane forests of The Andes in Peru and Ecuador which, given their very high biodiversity and altitude and latitude gradients, are an excellent model to unravel the assembly rules operating at different spatial scales.


Bañares-de-Dios, G.; Macía, M. J.; Granzow-de la Cera, I.; Arnelas, I.; de Carvalho, G. M.; Espinosa, C. I.; Salinas, N.; Swenson, N. G.; Cayuela, L. (2020). Linking patterns and processes of tree community assembly across spatial scales in tropical montane forests. Ecology 101: e03058.

de la Cruz-Amo, L.; Bañares-de-Dios, G.; Cala, V.; Granzow-dela Cerda, I.; Espinosa, C. I.; Ledo, A.; Salinas, N.; Macía, M. J.; Cayuela, L. (2020). Trade-offs among aboveground, belowground, and soil organic carbon stocks along altitudinal gradients in Andean tropical montane forests. Frontiers in Plant Science 11: 106.